tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Definition of teapot

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

Examples of teapot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At any rate, no rich, powerful, ostensibly straight white guy has come forward with the ability to bring a teapot to boil in the palm of his hand. Judy Berman, Time, "Joss Whedon's Confusing, Overcrowded The Nevers Indulges in the Laziest Habits of TV's Dickens Obsession," 9 Apr. 2021 The solution to this problem is a teapot (which is a vessel that holds and brews several cups of tea—unlike a kettle, which uses electricity or a stove to heat water). Malia Griggs, SELF, "11 Tasteful Teapots For Your Self-Care Ritual," 2 Mar. 2021 Shunan pulls just the right amount of tea leaves from the circular disk of tea (called pu’erh) to add to a glass or clay teapot. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, "The Path Of Restorative Travel Starts With Tea," 26 Feb. 2021 The device, which uses biodegradable pods, was conceived of by Joey Roth, whose first foray into product design, in 2007, culminated in the Sorapot, an enchanting, modernist teapot made specifically for loose-leaf infusions. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 21 Jan. 2021 The teapot is, of course, a symbol of the English: a stubborn and slightly peculiar bunch that insist on drinking the tepid dregs of a mildly exotic leaf—once again, imported from abroad—every afternoon, social call and crisis. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, "‘Follies’ Review: Castle Frivolous," 24 Dec. 2020 To recreate his arrangement, take a favorite teapot (Werber used one by the English studio potter Seth Cardew) and start with a base of rose-hip branches, which will give the piece its structure. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, "How to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Garden," 22 Oct. 2020 In the first clue package, Seahorse was sitting around a campfire drinking tea while a teapot was boiling. Ariana Brockington, refinery29.com, "The Masked Singer Seahorse Has To Be One Of These 3 Powerhouse Singers," 14 Oct. 2020 Our editors swear by this as a simple way to turn any cup or teapot into a loose-leaf tea experience. Morena Duwe, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to start a soothing loose-leaf tea drinking habit," 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2021

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“Teapot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teapot. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teapot

: a pot that is used for making and serving tea and that has a spout and handle


tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Kids Definition of teapot

: a pot for making and serving tea

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